Start Your Year with a Lunch Challenge

Looking to cook more in the new year? It’s a great way to save money and know exactly what you’re eating. If you work in an area with lots of food and restaurants at your disposal, lunch can be the most tempting meal of the day. Here at FreshDirect HQ, we started a lunch challenge for our Marketing group and got amazing results. Get tips from our journey after the jump!

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Bacon Sriracha Egg Salad

Bacon? Sriracha? Egg Salad? Oh my! Say goodbye to boring desk lunches. Traditional egg salad is egg-ceptional on its own, but the addition of spicy sriracha and crispy bacon really takes it to the next level—plus, it is made with non-fat Greek yogurt. This easy, delicious, and healthy-ish take on egg salad is a perfect way to start your own office lunch challenge. Find the recipe after the jump.

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Lighten Up Your Desserts with 6 Tips and a Recipe

A resolution to eat better does not mean that you need to give up on dessert! For many of us, a treat at the end of the day is oh-so necessary. So don’t be ashamed of your sweet tooth—try these ideas to lighten up your favorite desserts or whip up our banana-avocado “ice cream.”

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Peanut Butter Pretzel Delight Cookies

We’re calling these cookies Peanut Butter Pretzel Delight Cookies, but they could also be called a Holiday in Your Mouth, or Everything But the Kitchen Sink. Why? Because they are full of all of the best ingredients—chocolate chips, Reese’s chips, and pretzels. Just try not to eat the dough before you actually bake them—we failed miserably.

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The Perfect Meal for New Year’s Day: Hangover Pasta

New Year’s week is known for three things: bringing friends and family together, bringing delicious food to the table, and bringing on hangovers. Thankfully, our friend and esteemed food historian, Francine Segan, has created the holiday meal that we have all been (literally) aching for: hangover pasta. Find the recipe after the jump.

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4 New Ways to Use Sparkling Water

Here at our FreshDirect office, we are absolute sparkling water enthusiasts. Having a little sparkle, bubble, and natural flavor in your water makes it easy to stay hydrated—there’s a variety of Poland Spring sparkling water flavors to choose from for everyday enjoyment. We (and our customers!) drink so much of it, Poland Spring wanted to help keep our love fresh and exciting! After the jump, we gathered some ideas to up your sparkling water game.

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Create a Christmas Tree Cheese Platter

You don’t need a lot of Christmas creativity to make the easiest festive appetizer platter ever. Yes—ever! Swap out red for green grapes and pepper jack cheese for your other favorite, and you’ve got a unique platter. It’s pretty, it’s easy, and it’s full of cheese. What more could you want?

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Traditional Hershey’s Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

These peanut butter and chocolate kiss cookies are a classic for a reason. Partly because they combine the two best cookie ingredients known to bakers everywhere—peanut butter and chocolate—and partly because they’re so easy to make… and eat. Make a batch of boring chocolate chip cookies for Santa and save these for your own personal stash. You won’t want to share.

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